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Short-term Installations

Making M.A.R.I.: A Brief History of the Middle American Research Institute

Visiting hours:
Monday - Friday
10am - 4pm

Making M.A.R.I. explores the rich history of the Middle American Research Institute since the 1920s. As a constituent of Tulane University's campus, M.A.R.I. plays an integral role in maintaining Tulane's long-standing connection with Latin America and has conducted nearly a century of research in Mesoamerica. In this exhibit we examine M.A.R.I.'s legacy of research and outline the Institute's trajectory for the next hundred years.


Artistry and Techniques: A Survey of Modern Mexican Vessels

Mini-exhibits on the third floor of Dinwiddie Hall allow Interns to design and showcase the diverse holdings of the M.A.R.I. Collections. Our current installation focuses on contemporary pottery, exposing diversity and ingenuity in techniques. 


Clay and Marble: The Many Forms of Mesoamerican Vessels

This volunteer-designed photography exhibit highlights the great variety of material types, manufacturing techniques, and styles used in making vessels in Mesoamerica. The exhibit uses images sourced from the M.A.R.I. Archives.